Chapter News – August 2017

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August 16, 2017

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Calendar of Upcoming Chapter Events


Chicago Area Chapter to Host Summer Meeting and Golf Event

By Patrick Reicher, Treasurer, Chicago Area Chapter

Please join the Chicago Area Chapter of RCI, Inc. (CAC-RCI) on Friday, September 15, 2017 for a morning of great speakers, networking, and catching up with friends and colleagues. Program topics include “Roof Preservation – A Sustainable Option” and “High-Performance Design with Polycarbonate Glazing Systems.” A golf event will follow the program, with proceeds benefiting CAC Building Envelope Foundation (CAC-BEF).

By attending the educational portion of the event, you have the opportunity to earn 2.0 CEHs. Program registration includes a breakfast buffet. Golf registration includes green fees for 18 holes with a cart and a boxed lunch.


Program Agenda

6:45-7:45 AM—Registration, breakfast buffet, tabletop exhibits, networking, introductions and announcements
7:45-8:45 AM—First topic: “Roof Preservation – A Sustainable Option” by John Breidenbach, Tremco Roofing
8:45-9:00 AM—Break, tabletop exhibits, and networking
9:00-10:00 AM—Second topic: “High-Performance Design with Polycarbonate Glazing Systems,” by Mark Brink, Wasco Skylights
10:00-10:30 AM—CAC-RCI business meeting, tabletop break down and social time
10:30 AM—First group tees off with additional tee times every eight minutes thereafter.


The Village Links of Glen Ellyn
485 Winchell Way
Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60137

The Chicago Area Chapter hopes to see you there!


Great Lakes Chapter Enjoys Ballgame Social Event

By Sue Baumberger, Industry Director, Great Lakes Chapter of RCI

On July 28, the Great Lakes Chapter hosted its tenth annual baseball game and tailgate party. The Detroit Tigers took on the Houston Astros. Although the mighty Tigers didn’t come out on top this year, the tailgate party was another big hit! Held in the old Michigan Theatre, Pat and Al Fritsch were the chefs, and once again, their brisket and pulled pork were mouthwatering and succulent. There were some pretty competitive cornhole games, and with almost 100 attendees, the camaraderie was great. Congrats to Bret Pienkosz for winning the $500 square game!

Additional upcoming chapter events are shown below. Mark your calendars now!

9/11—Chapter benefit golf outing
10/12—Fall technical session
12/7—Annual banquet and membership meeting

Details will be sent to the membership well in advance of all scheduled events.

Volunteers are important to any organization. If you would like to help, please call or email chapter President Ron Kinne at 734-591-4444 or


Ontario Chapter Announces Upcoming Events

By Jay Campbell, Vice President, Ontario Chapter

The RCI Ontario Chapter is thrilled to announce that it will be live streaming its educational seminars starting next month. A trial run was conducted last month at their last breakfast seminar, and was met with pretty positive reviews. The September breakfast seminar will be webcast to those who would like to participate but can’t attend the event live. It is targeted at those who live in the Province of Ontario but reside outside of the Greater Toronto area. The Ontario Chapter still strives to have as many attendees as possible to participate in the live educational seminar, but does acknowledge that given the geography of our area, that there often are many members who may not be able to attend. The webcast should provide an alternative option for members to continue to participate in the great educational events that the chapter has to offer.

Upcoming events:

  • September 20, 2017—The Education Committee will hold a breakfast seminar at the BraeBen Golf Club. Presentations include “SB 10 & Fenestrations – What Works and What Doesn’t” by Daniel Winarski and Les Szczepanski
  • October 10, 2017—The Education Committee will be holding a workshop on roof restoration. The location is yet to be determined.
  • November 3, 2017—The Education Committee will offer the RCI course, “Exterior Wall Quality Assurance” at the RCI Ontario Chapter headquarters in Richmond Hill, Ontario.
  • December 7, 2017—The RCI Ontario Chapter will hold its annual Christmas Luncheon at Le Jardin banquet hall in Woodbridge, Ontario.

Visit the RCI Ontario Chapter website for details on all upcoming events.

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September 2017

1011 Great Lakes Chapter Charity Golf Outing121314 RCI Florida Educational Session15 CAC-RCI Summer Meeting and Program16
17181920 Ontario Chapter Breakfast Seminar | Roof Systems Thermal & Moisture Design21 Professional Building Consulting22 CAC-RCI Board Meeting | Georgia Chapter Meeting23
2425 NTCRCI Lunch and Learn2627 NTCRCI Roof Technology & Science 128 RCI Portland Chapter Golf Tournament | GCRCI 9th Annual Golf Tournament 2930